New Byron Bay wildlife charity invites donations

Here's how to help Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital with much needed funds before 30 June

Join Collins Hume in helping create Australia's largest Mobile Wildlife Hospital!

BBWHA team of Australian vets has teamed up to help save wildlife by building a Mobile Wildlife Hospital. It will be based in Byron Bay, but it's mobile so it can go where injured native animals need urgent help during a crisis, anywhere in Australia. It's going to be a customised semi-trailer operating with specialist wildlife vets, equipment and medicines. 

So far $355,000 has been raised toward a fundraising target of $520,000 to get the Mobile Hospital running by September ahead of the summer season, when wildlife are most vulnerable. Over 1 billion native animals died during this year's national bushfires. Let's not let that ever happen again! 

To continue the fantastic fundraising efforts, you are invited to make a 100% tax deductible donation to BBWH's crowdfund campaign at

Alternatively you can sample a can of Koala Lager! Brewed locally by Seven Mile Brewing Co. Koala Lager is a refreshingly light lager style beer infused with Byron Bay grown lemon myrtle to give it a unique and refreshing flavour. $2 from every can sold goes towards helping the Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital. You can order yours here

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Cancer Council Stars of Ballina Shire 2020

Chris Atkinson joins the Stars of Ballina Shire to dance for cancer
Your opportunity to enjoy a great night of entertainment and support Chris Atkinson for a very good cause!

Chris Atkinson joins the Stars of Ballina Shire to dance for cancerCancer Council's Stars – Ballina Shire business owners and local personalities – will light up the dance floor with local dance teachers to raise funds for Cancer Council in May.

For the very first time in 2020, local personalities will put their talent to the test to dance for cancer!

Cancer Council's Stars consist of business and local community leaders who will learn to dance in 8-10 weeks with the help of some fabulously talented dance teachers.

Known as the accountant with two left feet, Collins Hume Partner Christopher Atkinson (second from left), a husband, dad, golfer, adventure racer and mountain biker will possibly be facing his greatest fear!  Read more…

Collins Hume celebrates 40 years in business

40 years of Collins Hume Accountants & Business Advisers
2020 marks 40 years of Collins Hume being in business, so we thought it might be interesting to share a potted history of how we started and where we've been. We hope you enjoy reading.

In 2020, Collins Hume employs 25 people and acts for over 4,000 clients throughout Australia and around the globe. Helping our clients to improve their businesses, wealth and lifestyles is prominent throughout our history.

1 March 1980
john humejohn collinsJohn Collins and John Hume form Collins Hume to address the need for local businesses to have quality tax and business advice. Even though there's been a changing of the guard with additional partners over the years, Founding Partner, John Collins, remains an integral part of the team as the firm continues to grow and deliver their commitment of helping businesses, families and individuals to prosper.

Ian Wunsch CPA was appointed Partner to head our new superannuation offering, following the introduction of self-managed super in the 1980s. 

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2020 NRL Footy Tipping comp

Be part of the fun in this year's FREE NRL Footy Tipping comp

This year's prizes will be donations on winners' behalf to worthy causes.

footy tippingFor every person who registers for the Collins Hume tipping comp, we will provide underprivileged children access to a sports development program for 3 months.

The program will help these kids grow into healthy and physically fit individuals and, at the same time, stimulate their educational development.

5 quick and easy steps to enter:

  1. Go to
  2. Click the 'REGISTER' button if you don't already have an account with
  3. Once you have successfully registered login and, click the JOIN COMP button.
  4. Enter the Comp # and Comp Password details below.
  5. DONE!  Read more…

How to offset your driving carbon emissions

How planting trees triple offsets driving carbon emissions

During National Recycling Week, Business Manager and Giving Coordinator David Keith talked about triple offsetting driving carbon emissions by planting trees.

tree plantingTriple Offset means you pay for you and two other people's carbon emissions, so you're not driving neutral, you're driving positive; climate positive. You're essentially saving the world more while driving about.

A friend of Collins Hume, Tim Wade, has in fact done all the hard work for us and calculated what it takes to triple offset our driving carbon emissions.

B1G1 Lifetime Partner, Tim, is a motivational speaker based in Singapore who presents at global conferences, conventions and corporate events about leading change and motivating positive results. He is also as committed as Collins Hume to helping achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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